Urban Basics

Getting back to basics in an urban setting

Rabbit kits are four days old.

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IMG_0545The babies are starting to get their fur. Its going to be some time yet before the can be considered furry though. I can kind of see their color patterns. They are very pretty.
On a very sad note, one of the five kits is not doing well. He/she is very small and is not growing. She is extremely dehydrated and I am very worried. I have started hand feeding but I don’t know what I’m doing. Its very scary. I don’t want it to die! In the picture, you can see how very small compared to the other’s he is.
I contacted a wild life rehab-er and they answered a lot of my questions and gave me a starting point to try and save the little guy. I have to start feeding 5 CC’s of pedialyte every hour. It seems like so much for such a little guy. But he/she is so close to death… I will try anything!! Once it is not dehydrated anymore, then I will restart the goats milk I was trying to give it prior to calling the rehab-er. I really hope I can nurse it back to heath!
Wish me luck!!


Author: stephdt3

My 3 children and I live on 14 acres in Savannah Ga. I have worked hard at turning the property into a thriving, self sufficient homestead. It has been a learning experience and a lot of hard work but its so worth it. I don't understand how our country became so consumer driven. We have lost so much of our production way of life. It is my goal to get back to basics any way that I can. My three children used be so hooked on TV, video games, computers, iphones and ipads. And while they still like those things, they now spend just as much time outside as they do inside. I hope by learning to raise chickens and rabbits, growing gardens, raising goats and riding horses and spending more time outdoors in general, my children will learn to love and appreciate a simpler way of life. I knew nothing about homesteading when I started this journey but I have learned so much and love every minute of it.

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